Naval game fix: The game since first release,has been plagued by a Naval game, that is to all intent and purpose flawed,calling it flawed is being kind lets say.In an effort to correct this historical inbalance,I have added two new unit types to the mix.Pre-Dreadnoughts & Armoured Cruisers.The reason for this is very simple,apart from Britain,Germany & the USA.All other Countries main Battleship in 1914 was the Pre-Dreadnought.Countries like France,Russia,Italy & Austria in 1914,really only had Pre-Dreadnoughts as their main unit at sea.The above 4 Nations,had at the most 2 or 3 new Dreadnought/Battleships each,and when you add them all together you would just manage to create a strength 10 Battleship unit,that the game uses at the present time.Now one of the positives for having Pre-Dreadnoughts in the game,stops gamers who like to use the gamey disband your Battleship fleet option,and re-coupe a huge PP & MP bonus,something for which they are not really intitled too,because they did not buy these big expensive monsters in the first place.If you disband the Pre-Dreadnought unit,you gain 1 MP and thats your lot,these units can't be purchased,because by the time of the war in 1914,no Countries were building them,as they were being replaced by the new more advanced,Dreadnought/Battleship.
The art for the Pre-Dreadnought was created by modding the existing Battleship art,and the art for the Armoured Cruiser was already in the game.
As you can see from this screen shot,the following Countries all start the game with only Pre-Dreadnoughts in their fleets,France,Russia,Austria & Italy.Not until the 1915 & later scenario's,do these Countries start with Dreadnought/Battleships.
Let me ask this: Are these new old ships in addition to the current naval OOB? Are they upgradable? Were they not, more susceptible to torpedo attacks? Also, could we/you do something on this line of thought with artillery (Krupp guns)? For I believe; that the Entente did not have anything comparable at the beginning of the war ( this is not a demand, just a thought to kick around).
Just thinking, Bob
P.S. In the current game CP PP, it is practically impossible to build new BBs, almost the same could be said for Entente, with the exception of Britain, depending on it's priority .
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